tfch6 - Chapter Six: Deviance 1. Statistical definitions of...

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Chapter Six: Deviance 1. Statistical definitions of deviance obscure distinctions between those who fall short of expectations and those who exceed them a. *TRUE b. FALSE 2. The consensus among sociologists is that deviance should be defined in terms of harm. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 3. Objective definitions emphasize social reaction to behaviour as the defining feature of deviance. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 4. Merton was interested in why deviant behaviour occurs unevenly throughout society. a. *TRUE b. FALSE 5. According to Merton, the misalignment of cultural goals and social structure is the result of rapid social change. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 6. Merton has been criticized for assuming that official crime statistics are accurate. a. *TRUE b. FALSE 7. According to Cloward and Ohlin, the criminal pattern of delinquency entails the acquisition and use of hard drugs. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 8. According to Merton, innovation entails an attempt to replace current social goals with new ones. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 9. Agnew argues that strain occurs from the way that our actions produce unintended, unanticipated effects that frustrate goal achievement. a. TRUE
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tfch6 - Chapter Six: Deviance 1. Statistical definitions of...

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